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8260A SAM™ Studio Monitor

The 8260A SAM™ studio monitor is a masterpiece in electro-acoustic design. It features Genelec's proprietary Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) driver.

The 8260A combines outstanding three-way monitor design with Genelec state of the art AutoCal™ and Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) control network technologies. GLM allows to automatically align every monitor on the network in terms of level, timing, and equalisation of room response anomalies. Together with the 8260A breakthrough MDC driver design, Genelec MDE™ and advanced DCW™ technologies provide accurate imaging and outstanding clarity and definition of the inner details of the music.
The 8260A is the most sophisticated monitoring solution for recording studios, post-production houses, digital mastering facilities, radio and TV broadcasting.

113 dB
Frequency response
23 Hz – 40 kHz (-6 dB)
Accuracy of frequency response
±1 dB (29 Hz - 21 kHz)
Driver dimension
Woofer 10 inch + Midrange/Tweeter MDC™5 / ¾ inch, coaxial + DCW™
Amplifier power
Woofer 150 W + Midrange 120 W + Tweeter 120 W
H 593 x W 357 x D 347 mm, 23 3/8 x 14 1/16 x 13 5/8 inch, with Iso-Pod™
27.5 kg / 60.5 lb
1 x XLR analog input, 1 x input / 1 x output XLR digital AES/EBU, 2 x RJ45 control network

What kind of speakers?

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  • Professional Audio Monitoring
  • Home Speakers

What monitor size?

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  • Small (desktop productions, editing, portable systems,...)
  • Medium (nearfield monitoring, OB vans, music productions,…)
  • Large (main monitoring, mastering, post-productions,…)
  • Long distance (large control room, post-productions, scoring stages, film mixing,…)

What speaker size?

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  • Desktop (computer, office, travel,…)
  • Living room (sofa, TV set, HiFi system,…)
  • Entertainment (film, music, gaming, party,…)
  • Home Cinema (dedicated room, integrated system,…)

What monitoring system type

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  • Analogue Active Monitors
  • Smart Active Monitors (SAM) using GLM control network and AutoCal

What type of connections?

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  • RCA unbalanced
  • XLR balanced